Hollywood 'resists gay US actors'
"It is very, very, very difficult for an American actor who wants a film career to be open about his sexuality," the gay British actor said.
"And even more difficult for a woman if she's lesbian. It's very distressing to me that that should be the case."
Hmmmm so now You as an actor who has had a good run of film acting work in the states prove the rule or the exception?
because you've never been secret about your sexuality in the states (indeed you happen to have done films as a gay man dying of aids)
Or could it be the caliber of gay actors is the problem?
The Beeb however in truely intelligent Beeberific Fashion has dropped this gem
But fewer US actors have been willing come out and big names such as Rock Hudson and Montgomery Clift hid their sexuality for most of their lives.
and how many people were OUT period when they were big in the film industry
trying to compaire the 1950s to today shows you are trying to slander people based on social standards no one has at the moment.
"These are films with an emotional authenticity that have clearly connected with both gay and straight audiences alike.
that comment about Hollywood going gaga over gays... well Mickey Kaus has some good material on that (rolllllllllll that Bean footage)
1. The Heartland Breakout Meme seems like B.S.: Fahrenheit wound up reaching about the same number of theaters--approximately 2,000 at its widest distribution--as Brokeback. But Byron York, for his book The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy, got hold of confidential movie-industry data showing that, contrary to the Heartland Breakout scenario, Fahrenheit had done the vast bulk of its business in the usual blue state urban centers (and in ... Canada). It had almost uniformly underperformed in red state cities--including Time's Memphis, where the audience was more than 50% lower than you'd expect given Memphis' share of moviegoers. Some enterprising reporter should get hold of similar data for Brokeback, once its run is over. Do you want to bet they show the same insular, blue-state dominance? The only difference would be that Fahrenheit 9/11 (at $119 million) was about twice as popular as Brokeback, measured in box office.
Austin is different then Plano. A Art House is different then the Regal cinema's.
The truth is the evidence isn't clear these movies have made it into the main stream. And I think a gay film could, if not done as a gay film.
the sad fact is hollywood tried a dual promotion method which screwed the deal for them.
I think our Friend Gandolph is a great charecter actor and like many the fact his work built up respect is -why- he got the parts he did. Not as the beeb implies his coming out.
I think if the actor sells himself on good acting chops... I don't care if he is gay or straight and neither does most of the audience
the problem is most out actors I can think of (and thats not many) aren't paragons of well..ya know...ACTING
If hollywood was less a cult of mediocrity maybe i could believe these words